This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Little Rock. To help you make friends with Little Rock before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, is the capital of this state in the southeast in the United States of America. The city was founded in the early nineteenth century and has a population of approximately two hundred thousand. The name derives from a rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River flowing through the capital. Little Rock offers a couple of museums, worth-seeing festivals, and the beautiful Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
The climate is humid subtropical. In summer, the daily high temperatures average is around thirty-four degrees Celsius, or ninety-three degrees Fahrenheit. During the night, temperatures around twenty-three degrees Celsius, or seventy-three degrees Fahrenheit, are common. For that reason, an accommodation with air-condition is recommendable. In winter, the maximum temperatures drop to eleven degrees Celsius, or fifty-one degrees Fahrenheit, in January.
The most populous city in the state is also an economical hub. Therefore, numerous hotels and bed-and-breakfasts are located in the centre of the city. However, there is a low supply of hostels in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Backpackers who have a tight budget can check out a Little Rock, Arkansas, USA hostel or can try to find a cheap guesthouse, which does not have a central location. It is recommendable to plan well, since any other bigger towns with additional accommodations are quite far away.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is thirty minutes' drive from the centre of Little Rock. It is located west of Arkansas’ capital city and offers hiking and biking trails. The hike to the top of Pinnacle Mountain is very recommendable. There are two routes to ascend the mountain, and the view from the top is one of the highlights in this state park. Arkansas Arts Center was founded in the mid-twentieth century, and offers permanent collections, regular shows, and temporary exhibitions. Among others, the museum puts on display contemporary art, contemporary craft objects, and art from the late twentieth century.
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